Ronald Gerald “Jerry” Sawyer

Published 7:17 am Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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Ronald Gerald “Jerry” Sawyer, 69, of Ahoskie, died June 12, 2020.  He was born on June 29, 1950 in Pasquotank County. Jerry was co-owner and operator of M.G. Sawyer’s Clothing Store where he worked for many years with late parents M. G. “Red” Sawyer and Earline Alexander Sawyer and sister Jackie.

Jerry is survived by uncle Donald Alexander and his wife Miriam of Elizabeth City; aunt Valna “Peanut” Jones of Hertford, a nephew; a niece; a brother-in-law; and many cousins and friends. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Jackie Smith; aunts Shirley Basnight, Affie Bateman, Doloris Chambers and Fannie Creef; and uncle Ronald Keith Alexander.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on June 17 at Twiford Memorial Chapel officiated by the Rev. Jason Wise. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Berea Baptist Church, 2033 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 in memory of Jerry Sawyer. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to

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